Jess Lotak

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5 science-backed habits that lead to long-term happiness, regardless of your genes and upbringing

But when researchers actually <i>study</i> happiness, they find some surprising quirks.<p>For example, you might suppose that great news like winning the lottery, dropping 20 pounds, or getting a new job would make you happy.<p>And it does — briefly. But it's only a spike.<p>(If that <i>sentence</i> makes you less happy, …

5 reasons why anxiety is so difficult to cope with (and what you can do about it)

If we aren’t careful, we can makes things worse. Here are some effective ways to keep your emotions under control<p>Have you ever had a friend or family member tell you to “just get over it” when you felt sad or worried? If getting rid of negative emotions is so easy, why is it that more than 21 …

Mindfulness

5 Hobbies That Will Make You Smarter | Inc.com

Hobbies aren't just a fun way to pass the time. Research has shown that mildly creative pursuits like knitting, cooking, or photography actually boost your performance at work. But did you know that certain after-hours activities can actually make you smarter too?<p>That's the contention of a useful …

The Brain

5 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise During the Colder Months

<i>Co-authored by Carly Alaimo, content manager at Avelist</i><p>But it's. So. Cold.<p>1. <b>Get some new gear.</b> A little lycra can go a long way. It's called "enclothed cognition" - a scientific term describing the influence that clothes have on the wearer's psychological processes due to the symbolic meaning of …

How Refusing to Diet and Starting to Live My Life Helped Me Lose 40 Pounds

That first well-intentioned diet led to 10 years of struggling with my weight. I found myself constantly dieting and then binge eating when I just couldn’t hack it anymore. This up and down led to countless fluctuations in the number on the scale and ultimately, more and more weight.<p>At my heaviest, …

Why Obama’s trip to the Florida Everglades is a shrewd move in the climate debate

It may not be as obvious a climate symbol as the rapidly warming Arctic. But with President Obama’s climate-focused visit on Earth Day, Everglades National Park could take on new significance as a politically potent case study of how global warming directly impacts people living in the United …

Everglades

The Most Flattering Eyeliner Look for Your Eye Shape

<b>Monolid Eyes</b><br>"Monolid eyes tend to be small, so people tend to try to make them look 'bigger by faking a crease,'" says Maki. She doesn't advise this. "It looks good in a photograph, but in real life, it's too much," she says. "So you really just need a very simple line to enhance the coolness of …

‘How I went from broke to an instant millionaire here’

This was the advice that Will Hatton, a 26-year-old traveller who explores some of the world’s least-visited countries on an extreme budget, received …

Ten Writers And Their Interaction With Indian Thought And Spirituality

Ten acclaimed writers from across the world, and their interaction with Indian thought and spirituality<p><b>1) Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)</b><p>American …

21 Ways to Burn Fat Faster and Lose Weight

From the editors of Redbookmag.com, medically proven moves that'll burn fat—and help you drop some pounds.<p><b>1) Stock up on green tea</b> Green tea isn't known only for its cancer-fighting benefits: It may help boost your metabolism, too. People who took green-tea extract three times a day saw their …